Paulding County Probate/Juvenile Court

Harvey D. Hyman was born and raised in Paulding, Ohio. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2010 after graduating from Hillsdale College in 2007 and earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo School of Law in 2009. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from Defiance College in 2016. Harvey began his private practice of law in 2010, and is a member and past president of the Paulding County Bar Association. Harvey also serves on the Northwest Ohio Bar Association Grievance Committee and has represented the Third District of Ohio in the Ohio State Bar Association Counsel of Delegates. Harvey was the Village Solicitor for the Villages of Haviland, Latty, Melrose, Paulding, Payne, and Sherwood, Ohio.  He has served as the Vice-President of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce and as President of the United Way of Paulding County.  He has also taught law classes as an adjunct instructor for law and paralegal classes at both Defiance College and Northwest State Community College. Harvey resides in Paulding with his wife, Caci and their four children.

Welcome to the Paulding County, Ohio Probate/Juvenile Division of the Paulding County Court of Common Pleas, Probate & Juvenile Divisions.  We hope you find this website easy to use.

The Probate Court’s jurisdiction is often times charged with the responsibility of acting in the public’s interest and looking out for those that cannot or will not look out for themselves.  It is this philosophy that guides the operation of the Paulding County Probate Court.

The Juvenile Court’s guidelines are as follows:
To provide for the care, protection and mental and physical development of children.

To protect the public interest in removing the consequences of criminal behavior and the taint of criminality from children committing delinquent acts and to substitute, therefore, a program of accountability, supervision, care, and rehabilitation. To achieve the foregoing purposes whenever possible in a family environment, separating the child from his or her parents only when necessary for his or her welfare or in the interests of public safety.  And to provide judicial procedures through which the parties are assured a fair hearing where their constitutional and other legal rights are recognized and enforced.

All while keeping with Paulding County’s Motto:  “No Compromise”.


We promise to serve the citizens of the community with dedication, integrity, and professionalism.  We promise to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the State of Ohio while building healthy communities for healthy youth.  We promise to provide for the care, protection, and mental and physical development of our children who are with the jurisdiction of the court. 

Paulding County Statistics
County seat:  Paulding
Population:   18,845 (2017)
Area:              419 sq. miles